I like to challenge myself each month on weird stuff. This month I’ve challenged myself to produce a video each day that is short yet informative, educational, and actionable.
Here’s Day 1
TL:DR How to back up your content and update your WordPress Website
If you have a WordPress website I’m pretty sure it’s cool. If it’s a WordPress.org site it’s even cooler. (that’s when you have it hosted on your own server).
The drawback of hosting a WordPress.org site is that you have to manually update it from time to time. It’s rather easy to update – just click click click and your done, right?
Always, always, always – before you update – back up your site!
Don’t freak out – this is just an analogy. You know how if an airplane is going to crash it’s usually right after takeoff or right when they are trying to land? Hey, that’s just the facts. Rarely anything ever goes wrong but when it does we know right when it usually happens.
The same thing can be said for WordPress. While the single most important thing you can do is keep your site updated, it’s also the time when something could go wrong. When it goes wrong, you could lose everything! That’s why backing up is so important!
Backing Up Your WordPress Content
There’s an easy way for you to backup your content. In your Dashboard under Tools you’ll see Export. That’ll export all your posts and pages (and images). If something does go wrong at least you won’t have lost your content.
- I offer a monthly service in which I back everything up (database, themes, code, plugins, CSS and all your content) and remotely store that in a very safe place. Once everything is backed up, I update everything. If you are interested, ask me.
It’s important to keep your site up to date as that’s the best way to keep from getting hacked or infected with malware.
Ok, so Day 1 was pretty easy. What’d you think? Is there a topic you’d like to see me cover?
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He's an avid hockey fan, rides a mountain bike, sometimes rides a road bike, has a few motorcycles (he had a really fast one, bought a cool orange one, rode a really slow one, and wants a really small one). If that isn't enough, he makes cheese and sourdough bread, loves strong beer and good red wine, and poorly plays the Mandolin.